Update, 12th July, 2014: The G Flex 2 with 32GB internal storage, and with red/black color variants is now available for $329.99 in the U.S., through the retailer Expansys, which was selling it earlier for $449.99. Quite a good price drop, and now it seems a device worthy of the price.
Earlier: 18th March, 2015, 13:00 p.m.
LG has just announced the G Flex 2 smartphone in India, at the LG Tech Show 2015 in Delhi. The device with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 810 and the beautiful flex design, is just official after its official unveiling at CES 2015 in January.
The G Flex 2 will be available for Rs. 55,000 and it will be launched this month in India.
LG officially announces the LG G Flex 2, and it was only the official announcement required as almost all the details were already leaked in full glory, except for the speculations that it will be running the Snapdragon 800, because this power packed smartphone will be the first one to officially have Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, and it will run Android 5.0 Lollipop under a 5.5-inch Full HD display.
The original G Flex had a 6-inch screen, and LG has been wise enough to reduce the screen size for some comfort, while upgrading most of the internal specs. The self healing technology that was seen in the G Flex to remove any scratches or nicks, is used in the G Flex 2 as well, and the LG G3’s Laser autofocus technology is also added.
With regards to the curvy body, the G Flex 2 has a 700mm radius curvature on the display, while it comes with a 650mm radius curvature on the back. The display used in the G Flex2 is a P-OLED display. The self healing is said to be dramatically increased, as now the back of the device gets healed in about 10 seconds in room temperature, while the predecessor took about three minutes to heal.
Camera is where LG couldn’t prove itself much in 2014, but the company has packed in the laser autofocus system, and OIS+ is there as well with the Dual LED flash added to the 13-megapixel lens on the rear side, while the front has the same 2.1-megapixel camera as seen in the LG G3. The software enhancements for camera app include Gesture Shot, Gesture View and a few more, while the general OS tweaks include Glance View to view key information with a downward swipe on the screen when it is turned off, and Fast Charge to charge the 3000 mAh battery of the LG G Flex 2 up to 50 percent from zero in about 40 minutes.
“The original G Flex demonstrated LG’s pioneering spirit and with the G Flex2 we have refined the curved form factor, staying true to our philosophy of innovation for a better life,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G Flex2 not only has the stunning looks, it also has the powerful guts to be at the cutting edge of current smartphone technology. Simply put, it’s a true head-turner in every sense of the word.”
The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, USB 2.0 and 4G LTE. The G Flex2 comes with 2GB DDR4 RAM, and internal storage options of 16GB and 32GB with a MicroSD card slot with support for up to 2TB.
The LG G Flex2 will be first available in Korea during the end of this month, and later will be followed in the other markets, with the color options of Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red.
Earlier: LG G Flex 2 to be announced at CES 2015, probably with Snapdragon 800
The teaser from Qualcomm, about a device to be announced at the CES 2015 event, was pointing at this device – the LG G Flex 2. The Verge has already got a glimpse of the banners of G Flex’s successor in the main hallway, and it clearly names the device that is going to be official in a couple days from now.
The first gen. LG G Flex hadn’t received the traction the company might have expected, and there are obvious reasons for that. But, with the bendgate that has been popular among iPhone 6 Plus users, the point of bendable (up to an extent) devices now can look sane. And given the way LG has put its advertising banners already on the main hall of CES, it is almost clear that this is the only flagship LG is going to announce at the CES event.
Qualcomm was seen teasing a device with back buttons (which is obvious for an LG flagship), and it was shown with a Snapdragon 800 chipset. So, the recipe inside the chassis remains the same, but the physical aspect is where we might be seeing some difference.
We’re at the CES floor, and will be covering the LG’s press conference live, where we expect something apart from the G Flex 2. Wait and watch.